The Tsar came and immediately the witch began to urge him: ‘Give your command, yes, give your command to kill the little Kid. He is a nuisance to me, he is entirely detestable to me!’
When Robin was grown to six years of age, he was so knavish that all the neighbours did complain of him; for no sooner was his mother’s back turned, but he was in one knavish action or another.
The Snow Queen kissed Kay again, and then he forgot all about little Gerda, Grandmother, and all the others at home.
The poor cobbler’s son was now known and loved throughout all Denmark. But still it was not until several years later that Andersen became really ‘famous.’